The City of Cambridge and local shelters have tailored their services to try to support the City’s homeless population during the global health crisis, which is extending into the frosty months of winter.
The City of Cambridge has installed nine public showers in a Harvard Square parking lot in association with First Church Shelter.
Boston Healthcare for the Homeless’s founding physician James J. O’Connell and Y2Y Harvard Square Shelter data and program evaluation manager Kylie Nassif Blizzard discussed coronvirus’s dire impact on the Boston’s homeless population in a webinar Wednesday.
The Cambridge City Council adopted a pair of motions to allocate funds toward a new records management system that aggregates police activity and toward a project to house the city’s homeless population in its meeting Monday.
The City of Cambridge will open its warming center at a reduced capacity of 30 guests on Dec. 1 as a temporary shelter space option for homeless individuals this winter.
Michael Maltzan, a Los Angeles-based architect who has designed low-income housing with the Skid Row Housing Trust for over a decade, challenged students to build quality housing for the homeless in a lecture hosted by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies Wednesday night.
The City of Cambridge announced Monday that it will extend its partnership program with local restaurants to provide meals to homeless residents until December 31.
The City of Cambridge plans to keep its temporary emergency homeless shelter in operation for the next 20 months, though housing advocates say the city’s inability to expand the shelter’s capacity will leave more people sleeping outside this winter.
Homeless shelters in Cambridge are grappling with their fall and winter operations as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll in Massachusetts.
Cambridge will open the War Memorial Recreation Center beginning Tuesday as an emergency shelter to house homeless residents during the ongoing pandemic.
Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale discussed developments regarding the City’s emergency COVID-19 shelter and discouraged city councilors from closing several streets to vehicular traffic during Monday’s city council meeting.
Harvard and MIT donated $500,000 to a temporary emergency shelter located at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School to house homeless residents, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale said in a Monday press release.
The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter announced it was closing for the rest of the season on Sunday morning, stopping daily lotteries for beds and halting in-person services amid challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Harvard students and others circulated an online petition this week calling on University administrators to offer campus facilities as housing for Cambridge’s homeless population during the global coronavirus outbreak.
Square residents ventured out in the cold to Brattle Street Saturday to shop and support their neighbors at a charity yard sale for the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. The event, which was organized by the Harvard Square Business Association, raised nearly $2,000 for the homeless shelter.
Breaktime will offer vocational training, employment, and career mentorship to its employees, according to co-founders Connor Schoen ’21 and Tony Shu ’21.
The Cambridge District Homeless Court has begun holding sessions at its new location in the First Parish Church, at the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Church Street.